Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is well known for embarrassing himself and Canada whenever he travels abroad, whether it's for his personal pleasure or on official government business.
He warbled his way through the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" while he was in London attending Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. He camped it up in India, violating his own cultural appropriation taboo by donning traditional Indian garb and even attempting some dance steps that were hilariously bad.
So here he is again – humiliating himself – this time attending a G-7 meeting in Hiroshima Friday and deciding to lecture Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on her country's supposed violation of LGBTQ2S+ rights.
Before sitting down to upbraid Meloni, Trudeau expressed his prissy concern:
"Obviously, Canada is concerned about some of the (positions) that Italy is taking in terms of LGBT rights," Trudeau told Meloni.
"But I look forward to talking with you about that."
Perhaps he gave Meloni the same handshake squeeze that he inflicted upon Alberta Premier Danielle Smith when the two met in February.
The Prime Minister's Office put out a release that said the two "exchanged views on the importance of protecting and defending human rights, including the rights of 2SLGBTQI+ people."
"Prime Minister Meloni responded that her government is following court decisions and is not deviating from previous administrations," the release continued.
And we might have thought Meloni was shipping gay activists and drag queens off to concentration camps the way Trudeau had his gall turned up to fever pitch.
On Saturday Meloni said, "Trudeau was reckless; he was the victim of fake news."
Oh my! That's the sort of thing Justin wants removed from the internet.
It was another dark shadowed moment in the career of Justin Trudeau, the hypocrite supreme of the Great White North. Here was a man who performed blackface for the benefit of his friends and drama school colleagues for years – how many times he couldn't even say.
And yet he chronically labels his political opponents as racists and white supremacists. He claims to be a feminist and is quick to find misogynists under every bed but is acutely adept at throwing female cabinet ministers under the bus when it proves to be politically useful and he infamously yelled at Liberal MP Celine Caesar-Chavanne, a black woman.
And so he was hectoring another woman on Friday.
He is the man who lectures the world on the dangers of authoritarianism but also the near megalomaniac who invoked the Emergencies Act to crush a anti-vaccine mandate protest by the Freedom Convoy truckers. Lately, he has shown his ongoing contempt for basic democratic rights by implementing censorship legislation that will severely repress free speech on the internet.
Trudeau is neither qualified nor justified in lecturing anyone about human rights or democracy because he has consistently violated both.
Much of the international media of course tried to define Meloni as a fascist or dangerous far-right politician when she was running in the last Italian federal election. But as George Orwell famously observed just after the Second World War, the word "fascist" has ceased even then to mean anything but "something unpleasant."
And surely the name Trudeau has also come to mean something equally unpleasant.
Nonetheless, the mainstream media found Meloni's campaign slogan of "Dio, patria, famiglia" (God, homeland, family) to be a dangerous and subversive declaration.
Those are the very three themes that they loathe the most.
Italians disagreed, citing open borders, skyrocketing energy prices and rampant inflation.
They understood that this was no second coming of Benito Mussolini but an Italian version of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Meloni's election was so unsettling to the continental elites that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned that she had the tools to discipline naughty member states that "go in a difficult direction."
While Trudeau has acted like a dictator at times and a fool on the international stage, he has fumbled badly on the economy, delivering a series onerous carbon taxes and making it virtually impossible for farmers to buy fertilizer.
Trudeau continually returns to the rampant identity politics of the LGBTQ2S+ scam because it is really an ethereal voting constituency that means just about everything and nothing at the same time.
It is a nebulous voting bloc that the prime minister can use to masquerade as a great defender of human rights. Trudeau can recite the mantra of "diversity is our strength" without ever having to define diversity because identity politics is his strength.
Ironically, many of the people encompassed by the absurdity of the LGBTQ2S+ label choose not to support Trudeau because they reject his economic ideology or foreign policy and act not as a manipulated collective but as motivated individuals.
It was Meloni who should have lectured Trudeau. She could have mentioned that he cannot tour the world talking about democratic rights while he is crushing them at home. She might have mentioned his precious carbon taxes are not affecting universal greenhouse gas emissions but are making it extremely difficult to drive to work or heat a home in winter. She may even have pointed out that his concern for human rights is really a sham.
But she has too much class to bother with that. The same cannot be said of Trudeau.
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